Top 10 Tinted Moisturizers for Ageless Beauty

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698696_sw.jpgTHE CESLIE-The Women's Networkâ„¢ EDITORIAL TEAM TESTED FACE SAVING TINTED MOISTURIZERS FOR ALL BUDGETS. HERE, OUR TOP TEN SELECTS FOR A YOUTHFUL, SEXY, DEWY GLOW TO UPDATE YOUR LOOK

We always hear about not getting stuck in a make-up rut and there is the tragic cliche of the grown-up woman wearing the same baby-blue eye shadow she wore in high school in the 70s. Sometimes change for change’s sake is good (especially when it's affordable make-up trends) but now we encourage you to take stock of your make-up "wardrobe" every few months. Due to incredible strides in bio-technology and research & development, cosmetics companies are updating their formulations; creating higher concept products; and, flooding the market with age-related product solutions that do double-duty by locking in moisture, protecting skin, and evening tone with blend-friendly colors.

Whether you live in a climate with a discernable change in seasons or travel to an array of climates, the formal change of seasons now means changing your look. Not only is it fun, but, it’s a fantastic way to keep a fresh and youthful outlook. Hair, nails, lips, and (probably most importantly) foundation should change to reflect a new season and updated you. In addition, blocking the sun’s harmful rays is now a year-round must and is the MOST effective daily practice to diminish the aging process.

Switching from a heavy foundation to a newer formulation of a TINTED MOISTURIZER is the solution to a more youthful appearance. Top celebrity make-up artists like Berta Camal, Bobbi Brown, Troy Surratt, Rudy Miles, and Ross Burton have all told the CESLIE team that tinted moisturizers are their first go-to product for a flawless and youthful foundation.

We tested tinted moisturizers in a wide variety of price ranges, availability, quality, and colors and here is our Top Ten Tinted Moisturizer list for 2008:

Philosophy Shelter tinted broad spectrum spf 30

Shelter Tinted Moisturizer



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Why it's in our Top Ten: Antioxidant-rich, broad spectrum sun protection formula incorporates the anti-aging benefits of peptides. Feels like a soothing moisturizer. Excellent as a tinted sun protector for hot climates. $20 at Macy's-order here

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Stila Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Its hydrating formula is ideal for all skin types and comes in natural, see-through shades. Has long lasting coverage in 10 colors. $32 at Sephora-order here

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Oil Free

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Can be reapplied as necessary, offers sun protection for sensitive or acne prone skin, oil control, and provides hydration to prevent dryness. Also: Ceslie Armstrong's personal favorite. $42 at Sephora and all major department stores-order here

Lancome IMANANCE - Tinted Day Creme SPF 15

Lancome Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Ultra-light, barely there tinted creme adds just a hint of sheer, luminous color with SPF 15, anti-oxidants and an anti-pollution barrier. $43 at most department stores-order here

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Tinted Moisturizer

Neutrogena Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Consistently highly recommended and rated by Dermatologists. Has vitamin-infused Retinol Treatment; SPF 20 Moisturizer; Sheer Tint; Oil-free; and Provides protection against sunburn. $11.99 at most drugstores-order here

Shiseido 'The Skincare' Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20

Shiseido Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: It's dewy, lightweight, and quickly locks in moisture. The best (and one of the few) formulated with Light Control Powder to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, dullness and uneven tone, for a luminous, flawless complexion. $36 at Nordstrom and other fine department stores-order here

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Kiehls Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Absorbs super quickly with SPF 15 for fresh and natural-looking color. Great for travel. $24.50 at Kiehl's stores, fine specialty stores-order here

Bobbi Brown 'Extra' SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer Balm

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Why it's in our Top Ten: For dry, dehydrated skin and lightweight although ultra-rich, luxurious, and blends easily. Gives a dewy, glowing look with high SPF 25, glycerin, shea butter and squalane, which deeply moisturize skin; vitamin A and carrot extract, which help reduce the appearance of fine lines; and angelica seed and chamomile oil, which soothe and calm skin. Bobbi Brown told Ceslie this is one of her personal favorite products. $50 at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenu-order here

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Foundation

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Foundation

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Age-minimizing that leaves skin firmer, more radiant. Has Caffeine that makes skin looks firmer immediately; Micro-pearls illuminate skin for a more radiant, brighter, younger look; Contains SPF 18 Sunscreen. $7.99 at Walgreens & drugstores everywhere-order here

Smashbox 'Sheer Focus' Tinted Moisturizer (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer

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Why it's in our Top Ten: Oil-free infused with vitamins and anti-aging peptides using Smashbox's unique citrus honey moisturization technology that nourishes skin as it absorbs excess oil throughout the day. Has UVA/UVB SPF 15. $30 exclusively at Nordstrom-order here
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